Burn Notice (2007–2013)
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Better Halves 

While Sam and Jesse get some help to get to Tavian, the assassin who framed Michael, Michael and Fi pose as a married couple for a CIA extraction assignment.


Michael Smith


Matt Nix (creator), Lisa Joy




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Donovan ... Michael Westen
Gabrielle Anwar ... Fiona Glenanne
Coby Bell ... Jesse Porter
Bruce Campbell ... Sam Axe
Sharon Gless ... Madeline Westen (credit only)
Charisma Carpenter ... Nicki Skyler
Tom Gallop ... Kevin Skyler
Andrew Howard ... Tavian Korzha
Lauren Stamile ... Agent Pearce
David Piggott ... Ravel
Tom Norsemann ... Serge
Fiona Landers Fiona Landers ... Karina
Paulina Cossio ... Resort Clerk
Steve Sands Steve Sands ... Uncoordinated Man
Allison Huntley ... Loving Woman


Michael takes Fiona, who pouts that it's hardly a romantic holiday along to a Venezuelan luxury on an official CIA mission. They must prevent technological genius Kevin Skyler selling vital inventions to the highest bidder, but he's already closely guarded by Russian mob bodyguard Serge and his backup team. Guarding Tavian Korzha, the master criminal who arranged Max's murder and framed Michael for it, meanwhile is left to Sam and Jesse. Written by KGF Vissers

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English | Romanian

Release Date:

1 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Despite their animosity, Sam and Fiona have posed as a married or dating couple many times throughout the series. Whereas Michael and Fi only once posed as a couple. See more »


Jesse Porter: According to my napkin, Tavian should pull up right, like, here-ish.
Sam Axe: Then he goes into the back of the bar, gets the money, comes back out here, goes this way.
Jesse Porter: Yeah.
Sam Axe: I think we can stop him right around that ketchup stain.
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This far, no further.
11 November 2013 | by zilandSee all my reviews

This is as far as I can watch this show, I'm done...

Fi turned into a neurotic, needy, girlie girl. Constantly voicing her feelings and worrying about things like broken nails! The rest of the cast isn't any better though, with everyone completely turning amnesiac and forgetting about their long standing friendships with each-other, they've now turned to bribing each-other to get things done. That's when they're not self involved and going off their hinges.

I have no idea how these episodes keep getting good ratings, granted, with only a little over 100 voters, at least a good portion of those have to be the people involved with making the show itself!

This is now a run of the mill soap opera trash show, fitting well with things like Dallas or Santabarbara and the likes. (those two references are the only ones I have, I've learned to stay away from pure drama soaps)

I was hoping it would get better but it's actually getting worse. The dialogs are given to us in full auto mode, sometimes starting exactly as the scenes change locations as if the discussion has already been going on for a while and we're jumping in for the highlights but without understanding what's going on, why they're there, whom they're talking to and what the hell they're actually doing. There's no more considerations given to what path to take, it's now turned into some weird crazy imaginings of a demented ex-writer with Alzheimer locked away at some facility. Plots are now going in directions like "We'll just get the red feather from the blue parrot and switch it with the giraffes hat, and avoid the stares of the green unicorn" every time I'm like "Uh? why? What uh? Wee... That makes no sense at all!"

Sadly this is as far as I can take it. Too bad, this was one of my favorite shows till season 5 happened...oh well...

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